Adobe After Effects Interview Questions

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Adobe After Effects

  • What is the file extension for Adobe After Effects projects?
  • What is the function of key frames in After Effects?
  • What is CTI and what is the function of CTI?
  • How can you reach the exact spot of the footage?
  • What is the key that will help you to know, how much area will cut out from the footage?
  • What is the function of scale? What are the control keys in the tool bar?
  • How you can delete the previous time frame from the time frame panel?
  • How you can rotate your picture?
  • What is the different axis you can rotate?
  • What is ‘ease in’ and ‘ease out’ in after effects?
  • What is graph editor?
  • What is motion sketch?
  • What is the function of split layer?
  • What is the function of blending mode?
  • What is a mask in after effects and what is the short key to select the image?
  • What is the file extension for Adobe After Effects projects?

    The file extension for, Adobe After effects project is .aep.

    What is the function of key frames in After Effects?

    The function of the key frames is to set parameters for audio, motion, visual effects and many other properties for any image or object by changing them over time.  After effects is mostly used for animation purpose, and by setting key frames and after effects properties, they can move the image as if they are a video.

    What is CTI and what is the function of CTI?

    CTI stands for Current Time Indicator, and it controls the time line of the footage in the composition panel. With the help of CTI you can move the footage backward or forward.

    How can you reach the exact spot of the footage?

    To get into the exact spot of footage, in the control panel below the composition screen there is a tab showing time. On double clicking the tab, it will open a window where you can adjust the time and you can reach to the exact spot of the footage.

    What is the key that will help you to know, how much area will cut out from the footage?

    While you are on the composition panel, by pressing apostrophe (!) key will show you the area that will cut out from the footage.

    What is the function of scale? What are the control keys in the tool bar?

    It makes your picture or object, grow or shrink. Once the picture is selected, you will see a scale menu in the composition panel. Click on the tab infront of the “scale” bar known as stop watch, and the picture is ready to grow or shrink.  To control the size of the picture, on the right hand side of the “Scale bar” you will see a number, increasing and decreasing those, number you can grow and shrink the size of the picture.

    How you can delete the previous time frame from the time frame panel?

    The time frame will be indicated with a yellow dot, by clicking on that yellow button and then pressing the delete button, you can delete the previous time frame.

    How you can rotate your picture?

    In the composition panel, select rotation option by pressing ‘r’ on your keyboard. Now on the right hand side you will see numbers, which show how much degree you want to rotate the picture. You can rotate the picture by increasing and decreasing those numbers.

    What is the different axis you can rotate?

    There are three axis x, y and z that your picture can rotate and to select the axis, you have to click on the right side of one of the three boxes that resides right below the “Tool bar”. The “Tool bar” is between the “Source Name” bar and “Parent” bar in the composition panel.